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From Bench to Bedside

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

“The Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research facility, when combined with the intellectual endeavors embodied by the occupants, will forever change the research enterprise associated with the School of Medicine and Public Health. More importantly, it will serve as a nexus of discovery for the biomedical schools and colleges throughout our University. The patterns of discovery and application will be reinforced and enhanced by the unique physical structures now created.”

Paul DeLuca, PhD
Provost, University of Wisconsin-Madison

This new seven-story tower serves as the centerpiece of the School of Medicine’s efforts to create a world-class medical research complex.

The east tower of the new Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research houses the UW Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the leading cancer research facilities in the US. It also accommodates radiation and imaging sciences, orthopedics and regenerative medicine research, medical physics and a vivarium.

The design enhances connectivity between the UW Hospital and Clinics and the Health Sciences Learning Center while serving as a catalyst for interdisciplinary and translational medicine.

Research floors feature state-of-the-art, open-plan laboratory benches located adjacent to principal investigator office suites. Light-filled, two-story conference rooms, lounges and meeting spaces appear throughout each research laboratory floor. Scientists and clinicians from varying disciplines can work in close proximity and quickly translate research discoveries from the bench to the bedside and back again. Circulation paths are woven vertically and horizontally to create opportunities for collaboration and interaction between researchers, faculty and clinicians.

Sustainable design strategies include high-efficiency ventilation, heat recovery of laboratory exhausts and extensive use of daylighting.


469,000 sq. ft. / 43,600 sq. m.


Medical Equipment Planning
Master Planning


Thickness, in feet, of the walls and ceilings in the Advanced Imaging and Radiation Center